All surgical staff should be familiar with the RNSH COVID-19 Precautions for Surgery document. The most recent version of which is available on the hospital Intranet.
This retrospective study described the clinical characteristics and outcomes of the patients who were unintentionally scheduled for elective surgeries during the incubation period of COVID-19 infection (1). They found that 44% of patients needed ICU care. The overall mortality rate was 20.5%. A limitation of this study was its small sample size. Nevertheless, it’s findings …
A consensus statement, endorsed by the CSANZ, ANZSCTS, National Heart Foundation (NHF), and the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA) includes recommendations related to the care of patients with cardiovascular disease and COVID-19 infection (1) [see Link]. They conclude that:
This document provides guidance on the management of minimally invasive surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is current as of the 31st March 2020 [See LINK].
The Clinical Excellence Commission has created COVID-19 specific resources for health professionals in a number of different settings. As the COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, these resources for healthcare workers will be updated to meet changing needs [See LINK]. It is important to read the following documents released by the Clinical Excellence Commission on the …
BOA – Management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic
This is a link to information for British Orthopaedic Association members on the management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic [See Link].